January 2nd, 2012 11:08 EST
5 CISF Personnel Arrested in North Kashmir Firing Incident
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that they arrested five Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) personnel who were involved in the North Kashmir firing incident.
"The whole government has expressed deep regret on the tragic firing incident at Boniyar, Baramulla, we have taken a very serious view of the incident, " Principal Secretary, Home, BR Sharma, said during the press conference here.
He further said that he has asked the State Police to take immediate steps to bring those responsible for the incident. F.I.R No.01/2012 has been registered at the Boniyar Police Station and five persons namely Sub-Inspector Krishan Thapa, Havaldar Dwarka Prashad, Constable Raju Ranjan, Constable AjaySingh and Constable Mohammad Shabir have been arrested in this case` he said adding that the Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla and SSP Baramulla immediately rushed to the spot.
Sharma added that Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla, has been directed to provide immediate ex-gratia to the NOKs of the deceased /injured persons.
When asked about the CISF, which is not much know in Jammu & Kahsmir he said, Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF), whose troops opened the fire, are not part of the CI (Counter Insurgency) Grid Operating in J&K and have been deployed by the NHPC exclusively for the security of their installations across the State, " he said adding that the state government have taken up the matter with the centre government and demanded stern exemplary action against the delinquent officers.
Meanwhile, a High-level team comprising Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & FC Nasir Aslam Wani, Minister of State for Home and Kuldeep Khoda, Director General of Police were also present on the spot, when the last reports came in.
Pertinently One person was killed and two others were injured on monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel opened fire to disperse the people protesting against the power shortage in Boniyar area of North Kashmir`s Baramulla district. (AIP-NEWS)
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